Take this half day Palaiokastritsa – Corfu Town private tour and get to know Corfu Island and enjoy breathtaking views over the island’s east coast
We travel across to Palaiokastritsa on the west coast and you are able to take in images of central Corfu’s countryside. As we pass through Perama you shall be able to see Pontikonisi Island and a glimpse of Pelekas Village further inland.
Palaiokastritsa is located on the northwest coast of Corfu. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of Corfu. It consists of six different small coasts and rocky beaches with crystal blue sea water. From almost each coast small boats can take you on a boat trip to the caves that can be found along its coastline to admire the crystal water and the beauty of the nature.
There are two most known and important caves that you will be visiting. The first one is called Nausika Cave, named after the daughter of the King of the Pheaceans. It is said that she found Odysseus here and nursed him back to health. The second is called Blue Eye due to a patch of incredibly blue water which resembles an eye.
Above the main coast on a hillside full of wild trees and olive trees facing the deep blue sea stand the Monastery of Theotokos. The Monastery was built around 12th century and inside in one of the cells a museum has been founded with Byzantine and post Byzantine icons. In the main courtyard of the monastery there is also an old well where you can throw a coin and make a wish which with the blessings of Virgin Mary Theotokos is said to come true.
Next stop the old Fortress into the Old Corfu Town Center.
Our driver will drive you to the old Corfu town center where you are able to visit the old Fortress of Corfu, do some shopping into the venetian style Corfu Town shops, have a coffee in the famous Liston and get the blessings from the Miracle-Worker , Saint Spyridon by your visit into the main Church of Corfu, Saint Spyridon Church.
Please note that the tour starting time can change upon request